Monday, 20 October 2008

Cupcake Craft Challenge 10

This week's Cupcake Craft Challenge is a great sketch by Donna (see above). I really enjoyed doing this sketch and I think it helped me get over my mini crafting-block (or maybe I should let you be the judge of that!!) Do pop over to the blog and see the other design team members' cards this week- as usual they are all fab!

So here is my interpretation of the sketch:

I used this gorgeous "Squeeze til I squeak" image which I coloured in with watercolour pencils as I wanted a softer look. I highlighted the centre of the flower with Crystal Stickles. I then mounted on pink card which I left a bit longer at the bottom so that I could tie round the brown gingham ribbon. The background paper is Artic Frog from Banana Frog and I cut an extra circle to make part of the feature in the top right hand corner. This feature was made using my nesties to make the scalloped edge, then mounting the circle of paper and finishing with 2 layered flowers and a flower gem. The gorgeous buttons I threaded with white string just to make them stand out a bit more and look a bit more exciting. The sentiment is a Papermania rub-on which I mounted on some more of the background paper.

I'm going to give this to my husband for his birthday next month which is why I chose the colours I did. I wanted it to be romantic (hence the pink) but also slightly masculine (with the brown).

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Penny Black); Watercolour pencils; Crystal Stickles; Paper (Artic Frog); Assorted cardstock; Rub-on (Papermania); Nesties; Buttons (free); String; Flowers (Lakeland); Flower gem (Joanna Sheen); Ribbon (Jo'Anns)


We got all my furniture yesterday and had a bit of a hairy journey home as it didn't all fit properly in the back of my car so we had to tie the boot down and I was a tad worried everything would slide out the back onto the road! But as usual my hubbie knew what he was doing!! He then spent about 5 hours putting it all together. He wouldn't let me come in the room til he'd done the whole thing. It looks amazing!!! I am SO over the moon with it, I can't tell you! It's an early birthday present from my hubbie so he said not to scrimp and have everything I wanted so I chose a different cabinet for my stamps which is going to be SO much better than the one I'd originally chosen which was alot smaller and a quarter of the price!!

Anyway, I'm so looking forward to arranging everything and I'm sure it's going to take a couple of weeks to get it all sorted so I'm really going to enjoy myself!! Don't worry I will be taking lots of photos!! x


sassylm said...

Love the little mouse stamp soooo cute, and the colours you used work really well!
Keep us updated on your craft room, would love to see pics when it is finished! ( I dream of a craft room! 1 day maybe)


Oh what an adorable card Steph. I am so pleased about the progress on your craft room. Looking forward to seeing the photos when its done. I am so jealous it sounds great hun. Hope you are okay don't overdo it, hugs Linda x

hope you received my email, sent it sunday.

Kristine B. said...

Hi Steph! GREAT CARD!! I like that sketch a lot. Love your cute buttons on there too :) Can't wait to see your new craft space!! My hubby did the same for me several months ago. It's a very small room, but he put a wall-to-wall counter in and some shelves above. I LOVE it! And I still want more space, Lol. Anyway, glad you took photos to show us! ;0)

maddy hill said...

Hi steph thanks for stopping by on my blog xx ~A new crafty space eh? you will love it - i have one and i dont know how i managed without it . looking forward to seeing the pics .. love the little meeces ! cute card !

strawberry fields said...

Very exciting that you now have craft space!!
Lots of love
F xx

Ann said...

Stunning card, very cute!!
Great news re your craft room - I craft at my kitchen table, but my son has said he'd buy me a desk for our living room for Christmas - I'm searching antiques markets now!!!
Looking forward to seeing your photo's too.

Ann xx

LOUISE said...

Fab card Steph, and I can't wait to see what your Craft room will look like, mine looks like a bomb site at the moment, think I will give it a tidy during the half term hols. Louise x

Jilly said...

Lucky you Steph. I would so love my own craft room instead of the corner of my bedroom. Cant wait to see the pics

Sarita said...

Hi Steph,

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, and in turn I have now found your FAB blog! I have loved having a look at your wonderful creations. Great to hear you now have your own craft room-really nice of hubby but does he realise he will never see you lol.

Will definately be popping back to see more of your wonderful work,

Love Sarita xxx

Debbie said...

Love what you've done with the sketch and image is really sweet and soft!